Dallas Fed joins Tarleton for dialogue on regional, national economy

Rob Kaplan

Rob Kaplan

Thursday, October 31, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas teams with Tarleton State University to host a daylong conference Thursday, Nov. 14, in Stephenville. Bank president and CEO Rob Kaplan will share insights on the health of the local, regional and national economy with area bankers and business leaders.

The conference, part of the bank’s “Dialogue with the Dallas Fed” program, follows the October Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The FOMC is the branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve that determines monetary policy.

Roundtable discussions with business leaders and bankers will address regional economic opportunities. Tarleton students will learn about internships and full-time employment with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“This is a unique occasion for Tarleton students and the university community to learn about the work of our nation’s central bank,” said university President James Hurley. “It gives us a voice in shaping monetary policy. And we’re fortunate to have Rob Kaplan participating. He understands how the economy and education are intertwined.”

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas hosts similar events several times annually, focusing on issues specific to the region where they occur. Tarleton’s College of Business Administration and the Career Services Center are sponsoring the November conference.

For information, contact Dr. Rick Richardson at [email protected] or 254-968-1889.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.